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  • May 20 2019 Let’s Talk: Competition

    Today we posed the question of competition, and whether the big financial institutions can survive without Fintech or not. We know that competition in the banking landscape is very low, with the big 4 still holding most of the power in the market. It’s been a subject that we have discussed a lot at Dynamic Read More…

  • April 24 2019 Funding made reasonable: a quick guide to fixed business loan interest rates

    There is nothing more vexing than trying to bring your dream business to life, yet funding stands in your way like an ill-created bump in the road. However, there are many options that can give you the financial push that you need without you having to sell your soul and your right kidney. Fixed business Read More…

  • April 23 2019 National research reveals SMEs’ top five funding frustrations

    Around 9 out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property security and a lack of flexibility as their major concerns. These are the findings of the latest SME Growth Index, conducted independently by banking market analysts East & Partners, on behalf of national working capital Read More…

  • April 23 2019 How to avoid fake invoice scams 

    Cybercriminals are targeting businesses with a new scam that uses fake invoices to trick the business into paying money to the scammer. The invoices look legitimate and are often sent from a legitimate-looking email address, making it difficult for busy finance teams to spot the fakes.  According to the ACCC’s Scamwatch, Australian businesses lost $2.8 Read More…

  • April 18 2019 Experiences are the way to capture the hearts (and wallets) of bank customers

    Byline: Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific, Collinson Banks are facing increasing pressure to grow their business in the era of digital disruption and open innovation. Profound changes in consumer behaviour, technological innovations, the availability of a massive amount of data and the connected lifestyle of customers have led to a blurring of industry boundaries. Today’s consumers Read More…

  • April 15 2019 Banks rejecting SMEs for finance

    The challenge of securing bank finance is seeing a growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turn to online lenders. One in four SMEs have been knocked back for bank finance Among SMEs rejected by a bank, one in three have turned to family/friends or a credit card for funding Of those SMEs that Read More…

  • April 4 2019 Stay savvy with business loans and save

    Staying with a Big 4 bank could cost you $6,007 in extra interest on a $250,000 business loan over 5 years The average Big 4 business loan rate is 88 basis points higher than the average of the challenger banks The Big 4 failed to pass on the 100 basis point cut to the official Read More…

  • February 28 2019 What happens to Amazon’s second HQ now?

    The saga of Amazon’s second HQ location seemed to be a done deal by the end of 2018, with Arlington, Virginia, and Queens, New York, being the two locations picked. But, fierce opposition to placing the HQ in Long Island City in Queens has led the retailer to pull out of the decision. Once again, a Read More…

  • February 14 2019 Financial literacy gurus join forces to educate Australians to be money smart

      There is an alarming number of Australians who are financially illiterate, which is why financial services experts Theresa Mills and Catherine Birchall have joined forces to launch a financial wellbeing program. Following two years of intensive research and digital development, Money 101’s Financial Wellbeing program will be introduced into Australian workplaces. Money 101 founding Read More…

  • December 17 2018 3 tips to help small businesses grow revenue in 2019

    As the end of year draws closer, it brings a great opportunity for small business owners to take time to reflect and plan for the year ahead. The Westpac Small Business Report in collaboration with Deloitte found that small businesses have grown modestly in revenue terms relative to this time last year. While some are Read More…

  • December 5 2018 How to move from full-time employee to entrepreneur

    In this very moment, there is likely someone out there who has a life-changing business idea. However, as soon as they begin to think about the bills ahead of them, what quitting their job would mean in terms ofstability and how they could possiblyafford to launch a business, it may quickly be forgotten. If this Read More…

  • November 1 2018 5 ways to fund your new business

    There are lots of challenges prospective business owners and budding entrepreneurs have to overcome. They need to market test their idea and prove that there is a need for it, they need to decide upon pricing and they’ll also have to consider whether they need additional employees (and where they’re going to find them). But Read More…

  • October 30 2018 Frequently asked questions about short-term finance

    You should never take out any type of loan without knowing everything about it. Here are the common questions about short-term finance that you need the answers for. You have a lot of options available to you when it comes to financing. For example, Max Funding, one of the leading non-bank lender in Australia offers Read More…

  • October 18 2018 A crisis wasted? 10 years on from the GFC

    Reflecting on the decade.

  • August 17 2018 How to develop a trading plan for forex currency trading

    Forex trading has countless advantages as compared to stock trading or commodity trading. One of the big things about Forex trading is the fact that you have the flexibility to work from wherever you want to, work the hours you want because the FX market trades around the clock 5 days a week. This way, Read More…